Flo & Joan: Joan & Flo

21 Jun 19:30 - 23:00 21 Jun 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
'If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up...   More info

Cara Dillon

23 Jun 19:30 - 23:00 23 Jun 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over...   More info

Cara Dillon - Wanderer Live

23 Jun 20:00 - 23:00 23 Jun 20:00 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Cara will be touring her critically acclaimed new album WANDERER throughout 2018. Together with producer/musician Sam Lakeman she'll be performing songs from the new album...   More info

Session 50: Marvin Gaye – 'Whats Going On'

24 Jun 12:00 - 15:00 24 Jun 12:00 - 15:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Many great albums and songs have been written following a failed relationship, the death of a close friend, financial woes or a creatively unfulfilling yet successful career. For...   More info

Tomaga perform a live soundtrack to Lucifer Rising (1972)

27 Jun 19:30 - 23:00 27 Jun 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Tomaga follow up their much lauded improvised soundtrack performance from Cafe Oto in November 2017 with another rescore of Kenneth Anger’s iconic film Lucifer Rising. Veering...   More info

Live/Wire – The AC/DC Show at Colchester Arts Centre

29 Jun 19:30 - 23:00 29 Jun 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Live/Wire is The AC/DC Show. The unique six-man tribute to rock music’s greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls’ and over two hours of High Voltage Rock n...   More info

Colchester Heritage Tour with Sir Bob Russell - Tour A

01 Jul 10:00 - 12:00 01 Jul 10:00 - 12:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Enjoy an entertaining and fact-filled walk around the country's oldest recorded town, in the company of former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell. The thing is, there's just so much...   More info

More Tea, Vicar? With Dads Army Vicar Frank Williams

01 Jul 13:00 - 15:00 01 Jul 13:00 - 15:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Dad`s Army Vicar Frank Williams invites you to join him for a hilarious afternoon of TV nostalgia celebrating 50 years of the hit BBCTV series! Everybody loves Dad’s Army. Even...   More info

Sabar Drumming Workshop with Modou Diouf

03 Jul 10:30 - 12:30 03 Jul 10:30 - 12:30 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Returning for 2018. Master Drummer, MODOU DIOUF, is a patient & charismatic teacher. He will also take time to explain the culture, history and playing technique of this powerful...   More info

Tom Allen: Absolutely

05 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 05 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
This is the new date Thursday 5th July, replacing the sold out show scheduled for 14th February. We advise all ticket ticket holders for the original date to please contact our...   More info

Firestarter - John Ball and the Great Revolt

06 Jul 20:00 - 22:00 06 Jul 20:00 - 22:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
A collaboration between live-looping Medieval minstrel Lizzie Gutteridge and story teller Clare Goodall. Music from the 14th century provides the backdrop to the tale of the Great...   More info

Carl Stone

09 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 09 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, a composer with heavyweight CalArts credentials (he studied at the LA art school with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney...   More info

The Dead Rat Orchestra & Sutari + The Dyr Sister

10 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 10 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Free Folk In Brexit Britain: The Dead Rat Orchestra & Sutari The Dyr Sister Two of the world’s most prominent avant-folk ensembles join forces for a joint headline tour of the UK...   More info

Classic Horror Nights: From Beyond The Grave [1974]

12 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 12 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Vintage horror classics (of the mainly Brit school) presented by Colchester soundtrack artist and horror aficionado Jason Frederick. Donald Pleasence and Diana Dors are among...   More info

Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger

13 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 13 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
The majestic mountain moose in a tiger striped onesie brings his thrilling new show 'Easy Tiger' out of the Fringe jungle and onto the world stage for his 3rd solo tour. Queens...   More info

Colchester Heritage Tour with Sir Bob Russell - Tour B

15 Jul 10:00 - 12:00 15 Jul 10:00 - 12:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Enjoy an entertaining and fact-filled walk around the country's oldest recorded town, in the company of former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell. The thing is, there's just so much...   More info

Steve Bugeja: Summer Camp

19 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 19 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Its 2009 and an eighteen year old Steve Bugeja decides to spend his summer working at a kids’ camp in America, dreaming of red cups, beach parties and being mistaken for Prince...   More info

The Eduardo Niebla Experience

20 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 20 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Eduardo Niebla guitar & composer Matthew Robinson guitar Dharmesh Parmar Indian tabla Hailed by the Guardian for his exquisite guitar playing , Eduardo Niebla is a formidable...   More info

The Eduardo Niebla Experience

20 Jul 20:00 - 22:00 20 Jul 20:00 - 22:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Niebla is the king of Latin guitar, a world-class virtuoso. (TIME OUT) Eduardo Niebla guitar & composer Matthew Robinson guitar Dharmesh Parmar tabla Hailed by the Guardian for...   More info

Penny Slinger: Out of the Shadows (Film Screening)

21 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 21 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
PLUS Performance from Psychological Strategy Board 'Penny Slinger Out Of The Shadows' is the incredible, untold story of the pioneering British artist Penny Slinger, who came of...   More info

Colchester Heritage Tour with Sir Bob Russell - Tour X

29 Jul 10:00 - 12:00 29 Jul 10:00 - 12:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Enjoy an entertaining and fact-filled walk around the country's oldest recorded town, in the company of former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell. The thing is, there's just so much...   More info

Kids Summer Arts Festival: Music Comes To Life

06 Aug 10:30 - 08 Aug 13:30 06 Aug 10:30 - 08 Aug 13:30 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Essex Music Education Hub presents Music Comes To Life A 3 Day Explorative Musical Journey Monday 6th Wednesday 8th August 2018 Three days of inspirational musical experiences...   More info

Colchester Heritage Tour with Sir Bob Russell - Tour A

12 Aug 10:00 - 12:00 12 Aug 10:00 - 12:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Enjoy an entertaining and fact-filled walk around the country's oldest recorded town, in the company of former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell. The thing is, there's just so much...   More info

Kids Summer Arts Festival: Ma(d)jestic Science Festival

14 Aug 10:00 - 16 Aug 15:00 14 Aug 10:00 - 16 Aug 15:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Majestic Kids Events Presents: Ma(d)jestic Science Festival TUESDAY 14TH AUGUST THURSDAY 16TH AUGUST 2018 Join us for three days of scintillating scientific experimentation! It...   More info

A Foreigner's Journey: A Tribute To Foreigner & Journey

24 Aug 19:30 - 23:00 24 Aug 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Well known all over the World, Foreigner and Journey are giants of the genre best known as Adult Orientated Rock and have been huge draws as live acts since forming in the 1970’s...   More info

Colchester Heritage Tour with Sir Bob Russell - Tour B

26 Aug 10:00 - 12:00 26 Aug 10:00 - 12:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Enjoy an entertaining and fact-filled walk around the country's oldest recorded town, in the company of former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell. The thing is, there's just so much...   More info

The Downsetters

31 Aug 19:30 - 23:00 31 Aug 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Back by public demand playing their own unique brand of high energy Ska that will have you dancing from the first note to the last, The Downsetters are making a welcome comeback...   More info

Roving Crows

01 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 01 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Powerful Celtic undertones and intoxicating tribal rhythms Roving Crows push the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre and play with genuine passion, energy and soul a must see...   More info

Classic Horror Nights: Dr Phibes Rises Again [1972]

06 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 06 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Vintage horror classics (of the mainly Brit school) presented by Colchester soundtrack artist and horror aficionado Jason Frederick. The vengeful doctor rises again, seeking the...   More info

The John Hackett Band

08 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 08 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
The John Hackett Band perform their new progressive rock album We Are Not Alone along with songs from John’s earlier albums Checking Out Of London and Another Life released on...   More info

Colchester Heritage Tour with Sir Bob Russell - Tour X

09 Sep 10:00 - 12:00 09 Sep 10:00 - 12:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Enjoy an entertaining and fact-filled walk around the country's oldest recorded town, in the company of former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell. The thing is, there's just so much...   More info

The Horne Section *SOLD OUT*

11 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 11 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
The Horne Section show due to take place on 26th April 2018 has been postponed. However, the new date will be September 11th 2018. If you are a ticket holder please contact the...   More info

D'Ukes

15 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 15 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Formed in Chelmsford in 2009, D’Ukes are a highly entertaining 6-piece electric ukulele covers band and are one of the longer lasting ukulele bands in Essex. D’Ukes skill in...   More info

Creating Change: If It's Wrong, Change It

21 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 21 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Join us for an evening mixing entertainment and discussion, celebrating a new mood of hope for a better society. With top local bands, live art performers, poets, local...   More info

Colchester Heritage Tour with Sir Bob Russell - Tour A

23 Sep 10:00 - 12:00 23 Sep 10:00 - 12:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Enjoy an entertaining and fact-filled walk around the country's oldest recorded town, in the company of former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell. The thing is, there's just so much...   More info

Jason Byrne: You Can Come In, But Don't Start Anything

27 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 27 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Tickets for this event go on sale 29th March at 10:30am The Outright King of Live Comedy’ (The Times) Jason Byrne is on the road again for more comedy chaos. Strap in as Jason...   More info

Phil Nichol: Your Wrong

28 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 28 Sep 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Trump. Your wrong. Brexit. Your wrong. Facebook. Your wrong. Tinder. Your wrong. Religion. Your wrong. Fashion. Your wrong. Grammar. Your wrong! We are being watched. Whether it...   More info

Martin Turner - Wishbone Ash's First Album + more

30 Sep 19:00 - 22:30 30 Sep 19:00 - 22:30 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Fresh from sold-out 2017 shows during which they performed Wishbone Ash’s seminal 1972 album Argus in its entirety, and following hot on the heels of a Spring 2018 tour featuring...   More info

Colchester Arts Centre

06 Oct 20:00 - 23:00 06 Oct 20:00 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Back by popular demand! Follow this event to know as soon as tickets go on sale. Be the first to know. Standing...   More info

Colchester Heritage Tour with Sir Bob Russell - Tour B

07 Oct 10:00 - 12:00 07 Oct 10:00 - 12:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Enjoy an entertaining and fact-filled walk around the country's oldest recorded town, in the company of former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell. The thing is, there's just so much...   More info

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

12 Oct 19:30 - 23:00 12 Oct 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Hal's literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You're Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo. His daughters chose the...   More info

Colchester Games Fair 2018

13 Oct 10:00 - 16:00 13 Oct 10:00 - 16:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
The Colchester Games Fair is back at Colchester Arts Centre on October 13th! If you're into tabletop gaming of any variety, or even if you are new to tabletop gaming, there will...   More info

Robin Ince: Chaos of Delight

16 Oct 19:30 - 23:00 16 Oct 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
The co-star of the Rose D'Or award winning The Infinite Monkey Cage, author of How to Build a Universe (part 1) with Professor Brian Cox is back on the road with an artist's...   More info

Classic Horror Nights: Witchfinder General [1968]

18 Oct 19:30 - 23:00 18 Oct 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Vintage horror classics (of the mainly Brit school) presented by Colchester soundtrack artist and horror aficionado Jason Frederick. An undoubted classic! A young soldier seeks...   More info

Jimeoin: Result!

23 Oct 19:00 - 23:00 23 Oct 19:00 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
An evening of world class stand-up as the Irishman from Australia brings his brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious comedy to the Colchester Arts Centre, fresh from a...   More info

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

26 Oct 19:30 - 23:00 26 Oct 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At...   More info

Keith James presents The Songs of Nick Drake

30 Oct 19:30 - 23:00 30 Oct 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
This concert begins with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters all contemporary with Nick Drake. Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart...   More info

Glenn Tilbrook

01 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 01 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Have guitar, will travel. That’s been Glenn Tilbrook’s unwavering mantra in a musical career stretching back to the 1970s, and which shows no signs of dimming as he sets out on...   More info

Colchester Heritage Tour with Sir Bob Russell - Tour X

04 Nov 10:00 - 12:00 04 Nov 10:00 - 12:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Enjoy an entertaining and fact-filled walk around the country's oldest recorded town, in the company of former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell. The thing is, there's just so much...   More info

Pete Firman: Marvels

06 Nov 19:00 - 22:30 06 Nov 19:00 - 22:30 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Goes on sale 23rd February at 10:30am 'The UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) is back on the road with an astonishing new show. As seen on ITV1's Tonight at the London...   More info

Classic Horror Nights: Madhouse [1974]

13 Nov 19:30 - 23:30 13 Nov 19:30 - 23:30 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Vintage horror classics (of the mainly Brit school) presented by Colchester soundtrack artist and horror aficionado Jason Frederick. A horror movie star returns to his famous...   More info

World War 1 Centenary: A History From Below

20 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 20 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
November is the centenary of the end of World War 1. In its wake, join local community radio presenter Bryn Griffiths, actress Madeline Smith and historian Bill Lawrance. With...   More info

Wonderful Wednesdays - Vijay Patel: Pull The Trigger

21 Nov 19:30 - 21:30 21 Nov 19:30 - 21:30 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Wonderful Wednesdays Pay What You Can Afford! Pull The Trigger is a live art/cabaret display of Indian corner shop culture and servitude; following immigration and refuge...   More info

Comedy4kids How Does This Politics Thing Work Then

24 Nov 13:30 - 15:00 24 Nov 13:30 - 15:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Politics is boring. Politics is complicated. Politics is for adults. Rubbish! Politics is actually super important and can be made really fun, if you know how. Luckily Tatton...   More info

Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads *SOLD OUT*

24 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 24 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Always honest, always regretting it later, Sara opens her heart and mouth again to share the adventures of the last year. Full of jokes, hope and white wine LadsLadsLads is the...   More info

Stewart Francis: Into The Punset

25 Nov 19:30 - 22:00 25 Nov 19:30 - 22:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Tickets for Stewart Francis: Into The Punset go on sale Friday 26th February at 10am The star of 'Mock the Week', 'Live at the Apollo' and 'Crackerjack' embarks on a brand-new...   More info

Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney & Brid Harper

26 Nov 19:45 - 23:00 26 Nov 19:45 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Dermot Byrne (Altan), Steve Cooney (Stocktons Wing) & Brid Harper Dermot hails from Buncrana in the Inishowen peninsula, the most northerly part of Donegal, and has played...   More info

Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

29 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 29 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
The star of BBC2’s The Mash Report and Live At The Apollo takes to the road with this extension to his sell out spring tour and Edinburgh Festival residency. The world is...   More info

Colchester Heritage Tour with Sir Bob Russell - Tour A

02 Dec 10:00 - 12:00 02 Dec 10:00 - 12:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Enjoy an entertaining and fact-filled walk around the country's oldest recorded town, in the company of former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell. The thing is, there's just so much...   More info

Classic Horror Nights: To The Devil A Daughter [1976]

13 Dec 19:30 - 23:00 13 Dec 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Vintage horror classics (of the mainly Brit school) presented by Colchester soundtrack artist and horror aficionado Jason Frederick. An occult novelist battles to save the soul...   More info

The Blockheads

14 Dec 19:30 - 23:00 14 Dec 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
The Blockheads are an English rock and roll band. Originally fronted by vocalist Ian Dury as Ian Dury and the Blockheads, the band has continued to perform since Dury's death in...   More info

Christmas Poetry Bash 2018 with John Cooper Clarke and friends

22 Dec 19:30 - 23:00 22 Dec 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Christmas Poetry Bash 2018 With John Cooper Clarke, Martin Newell, Luke Wright & Ross Sutherland The annual festive bout of local poetry heroes! Book early to avoid...   More info

A Christmas Carol By Candlelight

23 Dec 19:00 - 21:30 23 Dec 19:00 - 21:30 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
On sale now for 2018! Colchester Arts Centre Director Anthony Roberts’ traditional rendition of the Dickens classic, with musical accompaniment by Jamie Cunliffe. Hear this...   More info

A Christmas Carol By Candlelight

24 Dec 18:30 - 21:00 24 Dec 18:30 - 21:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
On sale now for 2018! Colchester Arts Centre Director Anthony Roberts’ traditional rendition of the Dickens classic, with musical accompaniment by Jamie Cunliffe. Hear this...   More info

Schools Rock Prom 2019

28 Feb 18:30 - 21:30 28 Feb 18:30 - 21:30 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
The annual showcase of musical talent from local schools is back! WANT TO TAKE PART? Please email Stafford: staff@colchesterartscentre.com Photos shown are from the 2017 event...   More info

Andrew Maxwell: Showtime

20 Apr 19:30 - 23:00 20 Apr 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
With SHOWTIME Andrew continued his long run of domination of the Edinburgh Fringe. A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise...   More info

Paul Foot: Image Conscious - 16th May 2019

16 May 19:30 - 23:00 16 May 19:30 - 23:00 - Colchester Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester Arts Centre
Greetings. I am one of the world’s comedians and I’m here to tell ye about my show. Have you ever considered the unique predicament of the soft-shell crab? Well I have. That...   More info


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